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  • Jeanette K., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $73250, Present Value (2018), $469413, Property Taxes (2000), $8103, Property Taxes (2017), $14083, Total Taxes Paid, $172610, , , “We can’t afford it on retirement [to stay in Illinois].”

  • S.M., Glendale Heights, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $68440, Present Value (2018), $165810, Property Taxes (2000), $3057, Property Taxes (2017), $5844, Total Taxes Paid, $81679, , , “I’m struggling to pay the taxes.”

  • Linda D., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), 219000, Present Value (2018), 371487, Property Taxes (2010), $3677, Property Taxes (2017), $13588, Total Taxes Paid, $83201, , , “We struggle monthly with if we should stay here.”

  • Mary B., St. Charles, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $135000, Present Value (2018), $589086, Property Taxes (2002), $1999, Property Taxes (2017), $15112, Total Taxes Paid, $229199, , , “We’re trying to get out of Illinois.”

  • Rafael N., Franklin Park, IL, Present Value (2018), $262200, Property Taxes (2011), $8060, Property Taxes (2014), $7955, Total Taxes Paid, $31937, , , , , “As much as I don’t want to leave, at some point we will have to.”

  • Steve D., Chicago Heights, IL, Present Value (2018), $119490, Property Taxes (1999), $2859, Property Taxes (2008), $2968, Total Taxes Paid, $30777, , , , , “The property tax issue was the nail in the coffin.”

  • Amy D., Golf, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $600000, Present Value (2018), $818790, Property Taxes (2001), $13006, Property Taxes (2017), $20230, Total Taxes Paid, $255633, , , “We will not be able to stay in our house.”

  • Jim M., Cary, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $430500, Present Value (2018), $293484, Property Taxes (2006), $11600, Property Taxes (2017), $12507, Total Taxes Paid, $149809, , , “Property taxes were the number one driving force for our move [out of state].”

  • Amanda J., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $275000, Present Value (2018), $316674, Property Taxes (2016), $12960, Property Taxes (2017), $12449, Total Taxes Paid, $25409, , , “We don’t want to stay in Illinois because of [the property taxes].”

  • Jeff H., Glen Ellyn, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $73000, Present Value (2018), $237450, Property Taxes (2000), $3176, Property Taxes (2017), $5069, Total Taxes Paid, $81918, , , “We’re wanting to start looking and leave in a year or two.”